Pressing the shutter-release button halfway initiates autofocus. Focus mode lets you
choose whether focus locks once the camera has focused or if the camera continues
to adjust focus while the shutter-release button is pressed halfway.
AF-S (Single-servo AF)
For stationary subjects. Focus locks
when shutter-release button is pressed halfway.
For moving subjects. Camera focuses continuously until shutter-release
button is pressed. Focus locks when shutter-release button is pressed halfway.
MF (Manual focus)
To use autofocus, rotate the focus-mode selector
Autofocus mode can be selected by pressing the AF-mode button and rotating the main
command dial until the desired setting is displayed.
Manual focus is available for lenses that
do not support autofocus (non-AF NIKKOR lenses) or when the autofocus does not produce
the desired results.
• AF lenses: Set the lens
focus mode switch (if present) and camera focus-mode selector to M.
• Manual focus lenses: Focus manually.
To focus manually, adjust the lens focus ring until the subject is in focus. Photographs
can be taken at any time, even when the image is not in focus.
View information on functions related to Focus Mode (Live View).